Events Support Assistant: British Schools Museum
Starting Salary: £8.21 - £8.32 per hour
Working Hours: Part-time, 6 hours per week minimum. Regular evening and weekend working required.
(Post-holder must be over 18 years due to some late evening hours and unsupervised bar work)
The British Schools Museum is uniquely placed to portray the history of elementary education and the social history of childhood from the late 18th century, through to the late 1960’s. A large and fascinating collection, which includes: textiles, books, furniture, photographs and artefacts related to childhood and education, is housed in a complex of schools buildings dating from 1837 to 1905, in the picturesque market-town of Hitchin, Hertfordshire. Bringing learning to life, we regularly entertain educational & school groups, and visitors from around the country with our interactive Victorian and World War II school experiences.
The Hitchin British Schools Trust is seeking a highly reliable and enthusiastic individual with the passion and creativity to help increase our visitor numbers and engagement, through delivery of exciting and innovative events, activities and social media.
Responsible for delivery of some of our events and activities, the Events Support Assistant will be trained as a keyholder and will help to boost our fundraising engagement and income. The Events Support Assistant will also have the opportunity to have their input into our events schedule and bring new, fresh ideas.
- To deliver activities and events as requested, such as: informal learning activity days, Escape Room games, paranormal investigations, meetings and other regular events.
- Support the planning and delivery of one-off events such as discos, festivals and concerts.
- Aid the education team by helping to deliver education programmes as required.
- Acting as Duty Manager for public open days at weekends.
- Any other responsibilities suitable for the post as required by the Manager and Trustees.
- Experience of working in events/activities.
- Flexibility to work evenings, weekends and some occasional nights.
- An interest in fundraising and/or charity work.
- Experience in a customer-facing role.
- Some experience of bar work would be an advantage.
- Previous role in a responsible, keyholding position.
- Knowledge of Hitchin and the local area.
- Own transport would be an advantage due to some working hours.
The job description is an outline of the main responsibilities of the post. Occasionally, it may be necessary for the post-holder to undertake other duties, as defined by the Curator or Museum Manager.
Please send a CV and covering letter, clearly stating how you meet the criteria in the person specification, by email to:
Sam Mason (Museum Manager)
For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Sam Mason on:
Direct line: 01462 429244
Closing date: Thursday 18th July at 5pm
Interviews: W/C Monday 29th July